New words – 29 August 2011

glampsite noun a campsite where luxurious camping takes place

Children will love the chance to help out on the farm while parents will appreciate the home comforts of their cosy canvas cottages at this new ‘glampsite’.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 18 June 2011]

haycation noun a holiday on a farm

10 great places for a rural ‘haycation’.
[http://travel.usatoday.com (headline) 16 May 2011]

gap yah noun humorous a gap year as experienced by an upper-class young person

Kate Middleton had a classic Gap Yah, as the Grand Tours by the public-school educated are now lampooned.
[www.bbc.co.uk 26 Apr 2011]

globalista noun a very cosmopolitan and well-travelled person

Not only is the art on the walls his own, but the interior, designed by GQ contributing editor Tara Bernerd, brings a globalista’s vision to informal dining in an upscale environment.
[GQ (UK men’s magazine) April 2011]

About new words

2 thoughts on “New words – 29 August 2011

  1. Harry

    “Haycation” is an obvious play on “staycation,” meaning a family holiday (“vacation” in American usage) spent at home. The term was widely used by tourist authorities in cities like New York, Boston, Miami, and San Francisco to encourage local residents, feeling the pinch of hard economic times, to stay home and enjoy local theatres, museums, beaches, sports events, and other attractions, rather than spend money to leave town. Here in New York, at least, the term has lost favor; I have not heard or seen it at all this summer, even from groups that had embraced it in the past, like the Broadway League and the New York Fringe Festival.

  2. sobreira

    Like in the film “The seven year itch”. Spanish translation, so dubbed in that film, of “[be] in staycation” is “[estar/quedar] de Rodríguez” (only for men), which comes from a surname.

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